IC designers currently live in a myriad of constraints—mostly of capacity and time. These limitations compromise the quality of the final product and business competitiveness in terms of time-to-market. At a personal and organizational level, time is a precious resource. Waiting days for lengthy batch compute jobs to finish is frustrating and inefficient, and something that cloud technology can help address by letting you decide how much compute resources and EDA software you want to throw at a problem to get the results you want at a time you need.
Used well, the cloud can help engineers raise productivity, performance, and accuracy and shorten turnaround time. Being free from capacity and availability constraints means you can focus on what you became an engineer to do: innovate.
Ultimately, you should look at the cloud as a platform not just to maintain, but to improve competitiveness by removing the barriers to innovation from limited compute and capacity. As IC design complexity inevitably rises, whether you are a small or large organization with some or no on-prem investment, the chances of you leveraging the cloud to develop IC hardware is not a matter of if but when.
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